Stacey and Nicholas’ Way Out West Country Wedding
You know you’re in for a treat when a bride wears cowboy boots under her fancy white dress, like Stacey did when she married Nicholas in a heartfelt ceremony under open blue skies. It was a classy country affair — not only inspirational but totally do-able. In fact, it’s I-do-able!
Proving once and for all that you can trust a man in a black hat, Stacey and Nicholas got married against the incredibly dramatic backdrop of Utah’s sand dunes and canyon lands. I love the way the wedding theme plays with the old-time formality of the west — their wedding is country style charming with a nice dose of playfulness.
Because the bride picked time-honored, deep royal colors for the wedding party to wear… colors that just bring the drama… their ceremony itself retains a dignity and seriousness that compliments the more casual elements of a western theme. In other words, the bridesmaids are wearing LPDs with sandals, okay? In this case LPD stands for little plum dress. (…)
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Portland Lakeside Wedding by Sikora Photography
Rene and Adam perfectly combined their Chinese and German backgrounds into their Portland wedding and included many DIY details that were both budget-friendly and reusable. The couple and their guests took full advantage of their picturesque outdoor wedding venue with games of croquet and badminton, and canoeing on the lake.
Dress: Cocoon Silk (family owned, custom silk shop in Portland, OR)/ Shoes: Nickel from Famous Footwear/ Groom’s Suit: Billy London/ Groomsmen: Tommy Hilfiger/ Men’s shoes: Converse/ Bridesmaid outfits: Tops were handmade by a very talented family friend based on a photo from the web, fabric was purchased from a wholesaler in NYC’s fashion district, pants from Ann Taylor Loft/ Venue: Bridal Veil Lakes/ Photographer: Sikora Photography/ Cake: The Dessert Tray, cake was decorated by Rene’s cousin with the leftover foliage from the centerpieces/ Catering: Madison’s Grill/ Invites & Programs: Bride/ Flowers: purchased at a wholesale market through a friend’s nurserymen’s license, arranged by Bride’s mother/ Music: Myriam Gendron, cellist (ceremony) and mp3 player (dinner/dancing)
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